The Lion King there was only one bite at the box office in north america for its first weekend of operations, with nearly 192 million dollars in revenue, according to final figures of the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations released on Monday.

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To tell the adventures of the young lion Simba, the director Jon Favreau has spent a process is completely new: the 3D movie has been shot by a team of traditional cameramen, but within a world of virtual reality. He also made a call to a cast of stars for the voices of the characters to start with Beyoncé. The film has already surpassed the half-billion dollars of revenues around the world.

far behind, and is found in the second place, Spider-Man: Far From Home , the seventh installment of the adventures of man-spider, with $ 21.2 million in revenue this weekend. Toy Story 4 , with $ 15.5 million in the three-day, occupies the third step of the podium. In fourth position is, place Crawl “, a hollywood production made by the French Alexandre Aja, a great specialist in horror movies ( The hills have eyes ), with 6.1 million of revenue over the weekend.

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The comedy Yesterday , Danny Boyle, in which a musician wakes up in a world where the Beatles never existed and where it is the only, or nearly, to remember their music, is in fifth place, with five million dollars in three days.

In France, for its first five days of operating in France, this new version of the Lion King has already attracted 2.559.370 spectators, and still dominates the box-office. Its first weekend of release is thus the second most popular of the year, just after the Avengers: Endgame . The film by John Favreau signed the tenth-best start-up of all time in France. In the 52 countries have released the film to this day, it takes up systematically the head of the box office. In Japan, it will release the film on August 9 and in Italy on the 21st of August.